Cypress Bridge project honored by transportation group

The City of Redding and its construction partners have been named one of three finalists in the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) annual awards program for the Cypress Avenue Bridge project.

Completed in February 2011 after nearly four years of construction, the Cypress Avenue Bridge was nominated as the Structure Project of the Year in California. Other finalists include a viaduct in Los Angeles and the Big Bear Bridge in Big Bear. The winner will be announced at the 23rd Annual Transportation Awards luncheon on May 23 in Sacramento.

The Cypress project was one of 128 overall contest nominations. The awards โ€œrecognize excellence in California transportation, all modes, public and private sector and from all regions of the state,โ€ according to the CTF.

The Cypress Avenue Bridge replaced two separate (eastbound and westbound) spans that were built in 1948 and 1968, respectively. In addition to adding two more lanes, the bridge meets modern seismic requirements and includes significant improvements that make it pedestrian and cyclist friendly.

Founded 24 years ago, the California Transportation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Californiaโ€™s transportation community. It provides education, training, memorial grants and scholarships to those in the transportation industry.

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar rmv says:

    It is a "very" NICE BRIDGE !! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just wish they would have planted some PALM TREES (not)

    down the middle? Nothing like a bunch of Brownish Green

    trees? to beautify up a street! ๐Ÿ™

    Thank You CITY OF REDDING, you got 1 of 2 right. ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless America (and her children)! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Avatar Biff says:

    Can anyone explain why the road surface of the bridge was left as a patchwork of mismatched surfaces and seams? Not much smoother than it was during construction, I'm reminded of the Bayshore Freeway every time I cross it. Other than the bullet holes, it's a huge improvement. I love the easy bike access and the spiral stairs.

  3. Avatar AJ says:

    What a beautiful, graceful addition to this burrough of bridges. Especially lovely when viewed from Park Marina on the north.

    Even though I'm not particularly fond of the "torches" touch, I still find it so sad about the bullet holes. I suppose whoever found it necessary to do that also deficate in their own living room.

    … and rmv: maybe it's time to get over the palm trees. They may not be my choice, but I didn't pay for them!!

    • Avatar rmv says:


      i am an honest man! my phone is 515-9290, call ANYTIME PLEASE! If you live in California, Shasta County, and or Redding, YOU DID help pay for those greenish brown PALM TREES that dominate HILLTOP DRIVE!

      We the PEOPLE were LIED to as usual? IF ANY, State, County, or City officials were EVER, involved at anytime, during the ENTIRE process of planting those greenish brown PALM TREES, "YOU" &

      we paid for them! ๐Ÿ™

      i AM SORRY you can not understand this, but i hope this will help.

      If they were not your choice, YOU are not alone. If, it had been put to a public vote, it would have settled a little easier with me & OTHERS? ๐Ÿ™

      p.s. i also find your supposition about BULLET HOLES & FRONT ROOM "DEFeCATION" INTERESTING. ๐Ÿ™‚

      GOD bless America (and her children)! ๐Ÿ™‚